Japan's Bandai wants to be your partner in pet ownership: they provide a robot dog body in black or white, you provide the brain – and by brain, we mean your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPod Touch. The Bandai SMARTPET Robot Dog for iPhone and iPod Touch is a smartphone dock taken to the next level. It's also the coolest virtual pet to come along since the legendary Tamagotchi.
You know how people react to new inventions sometimes? They say, 'Oh, I
already thought of that," very proudly, and disappointed too that
someone else made it happen before they did. Well, I bet that not many
of you thought of creating a cat box to make decisions for you.
Nevermind, it's been invented by ThinkGeek... who else?
Alex Marzo of Marzo/ID has designed what looks to be a safer and smarter
truck for Volvo. This futuristic transport, nicknamed the Volvo Ants,
quite intentionally mimics how ants communicate with each other while
gathering and transporting food. It's a community thing.
Today, when we used the word 'animated,' or 'animation,' we are generally referring to still images that are shown in very rapid succession to give the illusion of movement. Puk, the graphic illustrator behind Coolpuk, creates still portraits of pets that are animated without illusionary technology. The portraits are simply full of life!
What do you get if you put a slingshot and a pig together? Pig Shot,
that's what. It's an entertaining game for the iPhone and iPod Touch
that doesn't require a whole of thinking but a whole lot of pig
shooting. All that tumbling makes for one unfortunate and
constantly dizzy pig. How far can you go before you bump into a rock or
collide with a sheep that won't go easy on you once you do?